Motasem Al Azaiza Profile;

Motasem Al Azaiza
Assistant Professor -
College of Engineering


Name: Motasem Al Azaiza
Job Title: Assistant Professor -
College: College of Engineering
Email: motasem.alazaiza@asu.edu.om
Phone: Ext. 1202


Dr. Motasem Alazaiza received his BSc. in Civil Engineering From the Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine in 2009. After graduation, he works with several construction companies and consultant offices. In 2013, he received his MS.c in Civil Engineering (Water Resources Engineering). In 2015, he received a Graduate Research Scholarship for Ph.D. from Universiti Malaysia Pahang. In 2018, he received his PhD. in Civil Engineering (Contaminant Fate and Transport in Porous Media). In January 2018, he joined the School of Civil Engineering at Universiti Sains Malaysia as a Teaching Fellow. In early 2019, he moved to Turkey and worked as Assistant Professor at Hasan Kalyoncu University. In September 2019, he joined A'Sharqiyah University in Oman at which he is currently an Assistant Professor. 

His research interest includes contaminant fate and transport in soil and groundwater, Groundwater remediation, Water and Wastewater Treatment, and solid waste management. He published around 40 journal papers in high-impact journals in addition to several international conferences. He is serving as a reviewer for several international journals in the environmental engineering field.

2009    B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine)

2013    M.Sc. in Civil Engineering - Water Resources Engineering (Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine)

2018    Ph.D. in Water and Environmental Engineering (UMP, Malaysia)

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Groundwater remediation

NAPL fate and transport in soil and groundwater

Water and wastewater treatment

Solid waste management


Journal paper

Yusoff, M.S., Adam, N.H., Watalinggam, K., Aziz, H.A, Alazaiza, M.Y.D (2021) Effectiveness of Oil Palm Frond Activated Carbon for Removing COD, Color and Fe from Landfill Leachate. Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences, 53(1), 210104.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.5614/j.eng.technol.sci.2021.53.1.4

Aburas, M. M., Ho, Y. M., Pradhan, B., Salleh, A. H., Alazaiza, M. Y.D (2021). Spatio-temporal simulation of future urban growth trends using an integrated CA-Markov model. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14(2), 1-12


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-021-06487-8

Nishad, S., Al-Raoush, R. I., Alazaiza, M. Y.D (2021). Release of colloids in saturated porous media under transient hydro-chemical conditions: A pore-scale study. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 614, 126188.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.126188

Akbar, N., Aziz, HA., Alazaiza, M.Y.D (2021) Effectiveness of Fe, Mn, UV254 and color removal from pre-ozonated groundwater using anthracite coal. International Journal of Environmental Research.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41742-020-00306-w

Alazaiza, M.Y.D, Ramli, H., Copty, N., Mah, C (2021) Assessing the impact of water infiltration on LNAPL mobilization in a sand column using simplified image analysis method, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 238, 103769.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2021.103769

​​​​​​Ajeeb R., Aburas M., Baba F., Ali A., Alaziaza M.Y.D (2020). The Prediction of Urban Growth Trends and Patterns using Spatio-temporal CA-MC Model in Seremban Basin. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 540, 012028.


DOI/URL: .http://doi:10.1088/1755-1315/540/1/012028

Mokhtar, N. A., Madhoun, W. A., Alazaiza, M. Y.D, Balogun, A. L., Yahaya, N. K. B. E. M.,  Ros, F. C. (2020). Investigation of Air Pollution Impact on Kinta River Water Quality at a Tropical Region. Materials Science and Engineering, 875(1), 012020


DOI/URL: http:// doi:10.1088/1757-899X/875/1/012020

Alazaiza, M.Y.D., Ramli, M.H., Copty, N.K., Sheng, T.J., Aburas, M. (2020). LNAPL saturation distribution under the influence of water table fluctuations using simplified image analysis method. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment 79, 1543–1554.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10064-019-01655-3

Aziz H., Shakr S., Akbar N., Alazaiza M.Y.D (2020) The removal efficiency of Iron and Manganese from pre-Ozonated groundwater using limestone filter. Water Quality Research Journal, 55, 167-183.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.2166/wqrj.2020.014

Aziz, H., Tajarudin, H., Wei, T., Alazaiza M.Y.D (2020) Iron and Manganese removal from groundwater using limestone filter with Iron-Oxidized Bacteria, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 17, 2667-2680


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-020-02681-5

Alazaiza, M.Y.D, Copty, N. K., Abunada, Z. (2020). Experimental investigation of cosolvent flushing of DNAPL in double-porosity soil using light transmission visualization. Journal of Hydrology, 584, 124659.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.124659

Aziz, H., Noor, A., Keat, Y., Alazaiza, M.Y.D., Hamid, A (2020) Heat Activated Zeolite for the reduction of Ammoniacal Nitrogen, Colour, and COD in Landfill Leachate, International Journal of Environmental Research, 14, 463-478.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41742-020-00270-5

Yusoff, M.S., Basenun, N.F.S, Yusoff, N.H.M, Aziz, H.A., Alazaiza, M.Y.D (2020) Carbon Electrodes Electrolysis Process in Removing COD, Turbidity and Color for Textile Wastewater, Advancement in Civil Engineering and Technology, 4, 1-12.


DOI/URL: http://doi.org/10.31031/ACET.2020.04.000590

Aziz, H. A., AlGburi, H. R., Alazaiza, M. Y. D., Noor, A. F. M. (2020). Sequential treatment for stabilized landfill leachate by ozonation–adsorption and adsorption–ozonation methods. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 1-10.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-020-02891-x

Abu Amr, S., Alazaiza, M.Y.D., Bashir, M.J.K., Alkarakhi, A., Aziz, S (2020) The performance of S2O8/Zn2+ oxidation system in landfill leachate treatment, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 120, 102944.


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2020.102944

Abu Nada, Z., Alazaiza, M.Y.D, Bashir, M.J.K (2020) An overview of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Source, Fate, Risk, and Regulations. Water, 12, 3590


DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123590

​​​​​Aziz H., Syed S.F, Alazaiza M.Y.D (2019) Optimization of Coagulation-Flocculation Process of Landfill Leachate by Tin (IV) Chloride Using Response Surface Methodology. Avicenna Journal of Environmental Health Engineering, 6, 41-48.


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​​​​​​Aziz H., Yusoff M., Alazaiza M.Y.D (2019) Potential use of palm oil trunk starch as coagulant and coagulant aid in semi-aerobic landfill leachate treatment. Water Quality Research Journal, 54, 203-219.


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​​​​​Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Copty N., Bob M.M, Kamaruddin S.A (2019) Assessing the influence of infiltration on the migration of light non- aqueous phase liquid in double-porosity soil media using light transmission visualization method. Hydrogeology Journal, 27, 581-593.


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​​​​​​Alazaiza M.Y.D, Copty N, Ngien S, Bob M, Aburas M (2019) Characterization of capillary pressure saturation relationship in double-porosity soil medium using light transmission visualization technique. Transport in Porous Media, 130, 513-528.


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​​​​​Aziz H., Rahim A., Ramli S., Alazaiza M.Y.D, Omar F., Hung Y (2018) Potential use of Dimocarpus longan Seeds as a flocculant in landfill leachate treatment. Water, 10 (11), 1672.


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​​​​​​Aziz H., Puat A., Alazaiza M.Y.D, Hung T (2018) Poultry slaughterhouse wastewater treatment using submerged fibers in attached growth sequential batch reactor. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 1734.


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​​​​​​Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Kamaruddin S.A, Ishak W.F (2018) Non-aqueous phase liquids distributions in three-fluid phase systems in double-porosity soil media: Experimental investigation using image analysis. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 7, 133-142.


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​​​​​​Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Ishak W.F, Kamaruddin S.A (2017) Quantification of dense non-aqueous phase liquid migration in double- porosity soil media using light transmission visualization technique. Journal of Porous Media, 20 (7), 590-606.


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​​​​​Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Ishak W.F, Kamaruddin S.A (2017) Influence of macro-pores on DNAPL migration in double-porosity soil. media using light transmission visualization technique. Transport in Porous Media, 117 (1), 103-123.


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​​​​​​Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Ishak W.F, Kamaruddin S.A (2016) Investigation of Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Migration in Single and Double-Porosity Soil Using Light Transmission Visualization Method (LTV). MATEC Web of Conferences, 47, 3023.


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​​​​​Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Ishak W.F, Kamaruddin S.A (2016) Investigation of Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Migration in Single and Double-Porosity Soil Using Light Transmission Visualization Method (LTV). MATEC Web of Conferences, 47, 3023.


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​​​​​​Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Ishak W.F, Kamaruddin S.A (2016) A Review of Light Reflection and Transmission Methods in Monitoring Non- Aqueous Phase Liquid Migration in Porous Media. APRN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (4), 2319- 2326.


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​​​​​Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Ishak W.F, Kamaruddin S.A (2015) An Overview of Photographic Methods Techniques in Monitoring Non- Aqueous Phase Liquid Migration in porous Medium. Special Topics and Reviews in Porous Media – An International Journal, 6 (4), 367-381.


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​​​​​Alazaiza M.Y.D,  Moghier Y. (2013) Development of Desalinated Water Safety Plan (WSP) in Developing Countries. International Journal of Environmental Engineering Science and Technology Research, 1 (9),206 – 216.


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Conference paper

Tadza M., Mazelan N., Abdullah A., Alazaiza M.Y.D (2020). Leaching characteristics of Red Gypsum under column and odemetric conditions. International Symposium on Carbon and Functional Materials for Energy and Environments (CMEE 2020), 16-18 January, Sabah, Malaysia.


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Ajeeb R., Aburas M., Baba F., Ali A., Alaziaza M.Y.D (2020). The Prediction of Urban Growth Trends and Patterns using Spatio-temporal CA-MC Model in Seremban Basin. 10th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial & Remote Sensing 20-21 October 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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Abu Amr, S., Alazaiza, M.Y.D., Bashir, M.J.K., Alkarakhi, A., Aziz, S (2020) The performance of S2O8/Zn2+ oxidation system in landfill leachate treatment, presented at SERIES 2020 at Universiti Malaysia Pahang (June 2020)


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Klinic, H., Alazaiza M.Y.D (2019) Vertical Accuracy Assessment for Alos World 3D -30m Digital Elevation Model: A Case Study of Gaziantep City, Turkey. The 2nd International Congress on Engineering and Architecture, 23-24 April, Marmaris, Turkey.


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Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Ishak W.F, Kamaruddin S.A (2016). Investigation of the Influence of Particle Size on the Migration of DNAPL in Unsaturated Sand. Proceeding of 3rd International Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environment Engineering (ICCOEE 2016) 15-17 August 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Ishak W.F, Kamaruddin S.A (2016). Application of Light Reflection Method to Observe DNAPL Movement in Different Soil Media. Proceeding of the 3rd National Conference for Postgraduate Research (NCON-PGR 2016) 24-25 September 2016, Pekan, Malaysia.


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Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Ishak W.F, Kamaruddin S.A (2016). Viability Assessment of Soil Structure in Double-porosity Kaolin Media using Light Transmission Visualization (LTV) Method. The 10th International Conference of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (GEOTROPIKA 2016) 16-17 February 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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Alazaiza M.Y.D, Ngien S.K, Bob M.M, Ishak W.F, Kamaruddin S.A (2015). Light reflection and transmission methods in monitoring non-aqueous phase liquids in porous media. Malaysian Universities Conference for Engineering and Technology (MUCET 2015) 23-26 September 2015, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.


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1. Remediation of Petroleum and Industrial liquids of Oman Groundwater using Cosolvent Flushing and Chemical Oxidation via Image Analysis 

Funder: The Research Council - Oman (TRC), From November 2020 to November 2022 (Ongoing)

Role: Principal Investigator

Budget:19,990 OMR (50,500 USD).

2.  Development of Safety Plan for Desalinated Water Use in Oman- Ibra State as a Case Study

Funder: The Research Council - Oman (TRC), From November 2020 to November 2022 (Ongoing)

Role: Supervisor

Budget:3,000 OMR (7,600 USD).

3.  The potential use of palm dates fiber as a natural coagulant for clinical wastewater treatment

Funder: A'Sharqiyah University through Seed Fund, From April 2020 to April 2022 (Ongoing)

Role: Principal Investigator

Budget:1,000 OMR (2,600 USD).